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PEN'NY, n. plu. pennies or pence. Pennies denotes the number of coins pence the amount of pennies in value.

1. An ancient English silver coin but now an imaginary money of account, twelve of which are equal to a shilling. It is the radical denomination from which English coin is numbered.
2. In ancient English statutes, any or all silver money.
3. Proverbially, a small sum. He will not lend a penny.
4. Money in general.

Be sure to turn the penny.

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The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software.

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Entry for 'Penny'. King James Dictionary.

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